Section 7.11 (formerly S94) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 allows councils to include as a condition of development consent, the reasonable dedication of land and/or a monetary contribution for development that increases the demand for public amenities and public services within the area.

A contributions plan identifies infrastructure and services required as a result of the development such as community facilities, open space, roads and drainage. Councils must adopt contributions plans before they can levy a contribution. Council has prepared the following developer contributions plans: